Flowery Branch entered the 2010 football season with a lot to prove to itself and its new competition.
Yet another big week of games looms for the 8-AAA North subregion on Friday; such is life when all six teams in the division have a realistic shot at playing for a postseason berth.
The Lakeview Academy football team lost at home to River Ridge on Friday night, 22-16.
OAKWOOD - The Battle of Oakwood delivered again.
The East Hall Vikings defeated the Union County Panthers on Friday night, 35-28.
Tommy Flowers is off to a rather impressive start as coach of White County High's football program.
The Chestatee High football team traveled to Toccoa to take on subregion opponent Stephens County on Friday night and came away with a tough 52-14 loss.
MOUNT AIRY - Flowery Branch's offense had one answer for every third-and-long situation, or any play that required a long pass really: Austin Brown to Logan Conley.
DAHLONEGA - The way Lumpkin County sealed a crucial 24-14 homecoming win over Franklin County made Indians coach Tommy Jones smile.
WATKINSVILLE - In his first five games of the year, Deshaun Watson let the game come to him and did what was necessary to win.
Buford extended its Region 6-AA regular-season winning streak to eight games on Friday night, beating subregion foe Clarkston 47-0 at Tom Riden Stadium.
Jessie Savage carried the ball 21 times for 126 yards and two touchdowns on Friday as Commerce beat Riverside Military Academy 32-21 Friday in Commerce.
The Jefferson defense came away with four interceptions and 481 yards on offense for a 34-7 win over Oglethorpe County on Friday at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.
Banks County rode 231 rushing yards to a 25-11 win over Dawson County on Friday in Dawsonville.
North Georgia Christian defeated Community Christian 14-8 on Friday.
Lakeview Academy fell to Prince Avenue Christian 49-10 on Friday at Jock Hornor Field in Gainesville.
The Knights came just short of a win on Friday in Oakwood, falling to Franklin County 14-13 at Billy Ellis Stadium.
No. 4 Jefferson stayed unbeaten with a 28-16 victory over Oconee County on Friday in Jefferson.
Habersham Central ended a 21-game losing streak over three seasons by beating North Forsyth 42-7 on on Friday in Mount Airy.
White County closed in on a playoff spot in Region 8-AAAA with a 51-22 win on Friday in Monroe.
Union County rolled up a 42-27 win over Riverside Military Academy in an offensive shootout Friday at Maginnis Field in Gainesville.
Flowery Branch rallied for the winning touchdown with less than a minute to play to upset Salem 7-6 on Friday night and stay alive in the Region 8-AAAAA playoff hunt.
After dropping its first seven games this season, the North Hall football team has a winning streak and bragging rights.
Top-ranked Buford continued its run of one-side victories, shutting out Madison County 44-0 on Friday at Tom Riden Stadium.
Lumpkin County set up a showdown against West Hall for the Region 7-AAA title by beating Dawson Couty 42-19 on Friday in Dahlonega.
A North Georgia snowstorm wasn't enough to stop East Hall from trudging past Fannin County, 38-20 on Friday in Blue Ridge.
Commerce improved to 6-1 in region play with a 42-0 win over George Walton on Friday in Monroe.
Towns County ended its season with 20-3 win over Providence Christian on Friday in Lilburn.
On a handful of occasions Friday, Devin Watson made plays that were sheer athletic brilliance for East Hall.
Flowery Branch defeated Loganville 29-14 on Friday at Falcon Field.